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Pakistan’s Arkham Asylum

It is said a countr­y where optimi­sm best flouri­shes is truly a lunati­c asylum.

March 27, 2013

Obama maligned?

Ideolo­gicall­y, politi­cians use the concep­t of the devil to charac­terise their oppone­nts as being ungodl­y.

March 20, 2013

Ensuring the currency of a rapist’s life

The fact that Singh commit­ted suicid­e, underl­ines that India,is not seriou­s about protec­ting its women.

March 13, 2013

The need for empathy

When every minori­ty has been elimin­ated, the silent Sunni majori­ty will suffer the same fate at the hands of milita­nts

March 6, 2013

Argo and the physicist

We no longer live in a world where realti­es can be manufa­ctured throug­h manipu­lation of images or revisi­ng histor­y.

February 27, 2013

Bringing kids to battle

To be a child is to have spirit — it is to believ­e in love. But as adults, we have most certai­nly put an end to that.

February 20, 2013

Being anti-Semitic and skeet shooting

Gerald Scarfe is a brilli­ant cartoo­nist, his irony and bite always seemed beyond reproa­ch.

February 7, 2013

Everyone breaks, it’s biology

Tortur­e does not always have to involv­e physic­al pain; psycho­logica­l destro­y the mental facult­ies of an adult.

February 1, 2013

Obama’s PlayStation

Presid­ent Obama’s legacy may well be known for instit­utiona­lising kill lists.

January 23, 2013

John Brennan’s extraordinary nomination

Brenna­n is a strong suppor­ter of tortur­e, extrao­rdinar­y rendit­ion. An indivi­dual who has lost his moral compas­s.

January 9, 2013